September 21, 2014

2013 Lobbyists

Florida's Top Lobbying Firms

(Lobbyists are required to report revenue in a range, rather than exact figures. Only Florida locations listed.)

Amy Keller | 3/15/2013

Capital City Consulting
(Tallahassee)
Revenue: More than $2.7 million
Lobbyists: Nicholas Iarossi, Ronald LaFace Jr., Gerald Wester, Chris Schoonover
Clients Include: Aetna, American Bankers Insurance Group, Cigna, CVS/Caremark, Citigroup Management Corp., eBay, Florida Association of Health Plans, Las Vegas Sands, MetroPCS Florida, New College Foundation, Office Depot, Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, Swisher International, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Visa

William J. Peebles
(Tallahassee)
Revenue: $2 million to $4 million
Lobbyists: William Peebles, Karen Peterson
Clients Include: Florida Municipal Electric Association, Florida Municipal Natural Gas Association, Community Telecommunications Council, Florida Association of Counties, Florida League of Cities, several Florida cities, including Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Winter Park

Spearman Management
(Cocoa)
Revenue: $2 million to $4 million
Lobbyists: Guy Spearman, Taylor Hatch
Clients Include: AT&T, Altria Client Services, Eckerd, Florida Institute of Technology, Gannett Sun Coast Newspaper Group, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Val-Pal Direct Marketing System

Smith, Bryan & Myers
(Tallahassee)
Revenue: $1.65 million to $3.5 million
Lobbyists: Matt Bryan, David Daniel, Jeff Hartley, Julie Myers, Jim Naff, Andrea Becker
Clients Include: AMI Kids, Corrections Corporation of America, Dosal Tobacco, Florida Association of Counties, The Florida Bar, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Health Care Association, Florida Hospital Association, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association, Johnson & Johnson, JM Family Enterprises, Microsoft, Progress Energy, Shands Teaching Hospital & Clinics, University of Florida Foundation

Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar
(Tallahassee)
Revenue: $1.55 million to $3.25 million
Lobbyists: Howard (Gene) Adams, Joshua Aubuchon, Douglas Bell, Sam Bell, Kevin Crowley, Mark Delegal, Pete Dunbar, Martha Edenfield, J. Steven Roddenberry
Clients Include: American Express Travel Related Services, Avis Budget Group, Florida Association of Realtors, Florida Brewers Guild, Florida Chamber of Commerce, McDonald’s, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Medco Health Solutions, New York Life, State Farm Florida Insurance

Larry J. Overton & Associates
(Tallahassee)
Revenue: $1.55 million to $3.25 million
Lobbyists: Larry Overton, Joel Overton
Clients Include: Baptist Healthcare, BayCare Health System, Catholic Health Services, DentaQuest, Home Care Association of Florida, LeadingAge Florida, Lee Memorial Health System, Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Shands Teaching Hospitals & Clinics, University of Miami

Note: Revenue, obtained from compensation reports filed with the Lobbyist Registration Office, for 2012 and reflects both executive and legislative branch lobbying in Florida only.

Tags: Politics & Law, Government/Politics & Law

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